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Crews battle ‘heavy flames’ at 11,000 square-foot mansion in western Delray Beach

Crews rushed to the scene of a fire at a mansion located in western Delray Beach on Tuesday.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, units were dispatched to the 10000 block of El Paraiso Place at about 12:19 p.m. WPTV crews at the scene spotted multiple firetrucks at the entrance to the Tierra Del Rey Estates South community.

Fire Rescue said the home is an approximately 11,000-square-foot multi-story house.

Callers to 911 reported seeing black smoke and flames. When crews arrived, they spotted heavy flames and smoke coming from the home.

A second alarm was later called to the scene.

Fire Rescue said firefighters performed a rapid search and deployed multiple hoselines, including two ladder trucks.

The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m.

El Paraiso Place remained closed to and from U.S. 441 while firefighting operations continued.

Fire Rescue officials said no one was hurt. Investigators are at the scene to determine the cause.

Property records show the home was purchased for $2.2 million in 2020.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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